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Forum topic by Vance100 posted 227 days ago 576 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Vance100

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227 days ago

I want to radius a blade for my stanley no. 5 but I don’t have a grinder. Does anyone have a method to do this?


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WayneC

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#1 posted 227 days ago

Belt sander mounted upside down in a bench vice and a lot of care….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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JayT

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#2 posted 227 days ago

Flat bastard file.

Mark the radius, file to the line, then sharpen.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 227 days ago

(I’d be surprised if someone doesn’t suggest ‘driveway’)

But seriously.

Both suggestions from Wayne and JayT are ways to get the job done. Good luck, Vance.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Charlie

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#4 posted 227 days ago

All you have to do is rock the blade when sharpening. It’ll get a radius on it. Apply more pressure to one corner, then the other. Alternating between strokes. Takes a little while the first time, but it happens and you won’t overheat the blade. :)

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PittsburghTim

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#5 posted 227 days ago

I agree with Charlie. Using one of the cheap sharpening jigs with the small wheel on the bottom, just apply pressure to one side for several strokes and then the other. Try to keep it the same # on each side. You can achieve a nice camber without the risk of overheating the blade.

Good luck,

Tim

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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WayneC

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#6 posted 227 days ago

I was thinking a radius for using the blade for scrubbing. How much radius are you trying to establish?

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HorizontalMike

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#7 posted 227 days ago

IMO, do your initial radiusing using the sandpaper on granite “scary sharp” method, before moving your blade w/jig to your hard stone.

FWIW, I severely damaged a softer stone with the metal wheel of the jig digging a divot in the center of the stone, even though that wheel was rolling on a bearing. Sandpaper is easier to “fix” aka replace, than resurfacing a stone.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 227 days ago

Rocking will get you a camber, I too was thinking along the lines of a 8” radius curve for scrubbing…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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WayneC

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#9 posted 227 days ago

I would not want to rock out an 8” radius. :)

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Vance100

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#10 posted 227 days ago

I want a radius. More like a scrub. I can camber the blade freehand but I wanted a little more for milling boards.

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Tim

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#11 posted 226 days ago

It might help to tell us what tools you do have or have access to. There are lots of ways to do it from freehand with sandpaper to an angle grinder.

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Don W

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#12 posted 225 days ago

I get quite a few radius grind request. if it’s worth $8 and shipping send me a PM or threw my blog.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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